Grilled Zucchini and Corn Pasta with Parmesan

Grilled-Zucchini-and-Corn-Pasta-with-Parmesan

This is my favorite recipe of the summer.

It’s a pasta dish – which makes it an automatic winner in my book - made richly flavorful with olive oil, white wine, and plenty of savory, salty, freshly grated parmesan cheese.

And it’s loaded with the best, crisp flavors of late summer: sweet corn, zucchini, and fresh basil. …….

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